Hari Mandir or Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar is the holiest of all Sikh Shrines. The Gold plated Temple is reached by following the Parikrama, which circumscribes the holy "Pool of Nectar" in a clockwise direction. Sikhs travel from all over India and overseas to pray. Many hope that bathing in this sacred pool will cure all their ailments. Within the Temple complex, The Guru-ka-Langar is a dining hall where around 35,000 people a day are fed for free by temple volunteers. Everyone is invited to join this communal breaking of bread. All participants sit on the floor, regardless of caste, status, wealth or creed, powerfully symbolizing the central Sikh doctrine of the equality of all people.
The Sikhs, Pilgrims of the Golden Temple